Meghan Markle’s first overseas tour as a member of the Royal Family is a sartorial success, much to the credit of her best friend and style collaborator Jessica Mulroney. It has been revealed that the Canadian stylist paid a secret visit to Kensington Palace earlier this month to help her longtime friend select ensembles for her trip to Dublin. Additionally, Jessica helped Meghan put the finishing touches on a series of recent style wins, including the olive green Ralph Lauren dress she wore to Prince Louis’s christening on Monday (July 9), her RAF centenary custom Dior look and the yellow Brandon Maxwell sheath dress that was a sunny touch for the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge Reception on July 5.
Royal commentator Omid Scobie, who is in Ireland covering the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s busy schedule of engagements, was first to report on Jessica’s quick trip across the pond and subsequent styling session with her 36-year-old pal.
The team of Meghan and Jessica is a match made in fashion heaven. From the moment the former Suits star stepped onto Irish soil on Tuesday (July 10) wearing a super chic green blouse and skirt combo by Givenchy, it was clear that the duchess was ready to make a style statement. And she didn't disappoint!
After the newlyweds received a warm welcome at the airport, they headed into town to meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar before attending a garden party at the residence of Britain’s Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett. There, Meghan showed off her second look of the tour – an elegant black cocktail dress by Emilia Wickstead. And as she did for her iconic engagement photo call, which Jessica also helped style, Meghan slipped on a pair of diamond earrings by Canadian jewelry brand Birks.
Day two of the tour was equally sartorially sound, with Meghan donning a chic grey dress by her dear friend Roland Mouret to meet President Michael D. Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain before slipping into a black Givenchy power suit to watch traditional Gaelic sports being played at the historic Croke Park. As always, her accessories were also on point. First up, a pair of Birks Snowflake Snowstorm Diamond earrings and Fendi tote, followed by Sarah Flint pumps and a leather Givenchy clutch.